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Pulse Volume Recording

What is Pulse Volume Recording (PVR)?

Pulse volume recording (PVR) is part of a simple, painless, noninvasive test that measures blood flow within the blood vessels (arteries) in the legs or arms. If a PVR suggests that a patient has a blockage in one or more arteries, the physician may order additional tests to confirm a diagnosis of peripheral artery disease (PAD) and design an appropriate treatment plan.

DID YOU KNOW?

Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) screening at SCI is designed to help with early detection and treatment of what is often called “the silent killer.” PAD afflicts over 12 million Americans, many of whom do not know or recognize the symptoms when they occur. The narrowing of the blood vessels in the legs is caused by the buildup of fatty plaque.

It is a strong predictor (marker) for heart disease. PAD may appear in leg arteries before there are any signs or symptoms. Patients diagnosed with PAD face an increased risk of stroke and heart disease.

To learn more about Pulse Volume Recording or Peripheral Artery Disease, contact one of our cardiac care specialists at (888) 219-9813 to get started.